Introducing Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight


The new destination for discounted appliances opens in Tiffin, OH

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 5, 2023 – Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight, the latest venture by Ralph and Julie Smothers, owners of the long-standing family business Ralph's Joy of Living, is excited to announce the grand opening of its brand-new location.  Situated at 108 Adams St., Tiffin, OH, in a historic 16,000 square-foot warehouse originally built in 1913 for the Gray and White Poultry Company, Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight is set to redefine the discount appliance shopping experience for the community.                          

Ralph's Joy of Living has been serving customers with quality appliances since 1950, and Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight is a natural extension of their commitment to providing top-notch products and exceptional service.  The store will exclusively offer GE appliances "as-is" at discounted rates, allowing customers to enjoy remarkable savings on reliable appliances for their homes.

"We are overjoyed to start this new venture with Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight," said Ralph Smothers, the founder, and co-owner of the store.  "Our family has been in the appliance business for over 73 years, and we are dedicated to helping everyone in the community by passing on the savings to our customers.  With Ralph's service, we aim to make top-quality appliances more accessible and affordable for everyone."

All appliances available at Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight come with a factory warranty and are thoroughly tested on-site to ensure their functionality.  Customers will be able to purchase reliable appliances at a fraction of the original cost.  The store will offer a wide range of appliances, including washer and dryers, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and more.

Mayor Dawn Iannantuono expressed her enthusiasm about the grand opening, stating, "We are so excited to welcome Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight to Tiffin.  Ralph and Julie Smothers have been an integral part of our community for many years, and their commitment to providing affordable appliances while giving back to the community is commendable.  We wish them great success with their new venture."

To celebrate the grand opening, Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight will be hosting a Grand Opening on June 24th.  For more information about Ralph's Scratch, Dent & Delight and the grand opening event, please visit the store's Facebook page at Ralph’s Scratch, Dent & Delight.  Customers can also reach out to the store directly at (419) 447-1051 or via email at



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